Introduction: Gigabeetle (dead Drop Beetle)

Warning; You may not want to read this while you're eating.
I was reading a book on spy toys a couple of days ago and come across a rat that had been taxidermied with velcro holding its stomach shut so it could be used as a dead drop. I don’t know how to taxidermy rats or have any lying around, however I did have a beetle and a micro SD card.
Materials:
• Micro SD card
• A dead beetle (preferably dry)
• Super glue (optional)
• Hot sauce (optional)
Tools:
• Small scissors
• Small knife
• Tweezers
• Small paint brush (optional)

Step 1: The Wings

With the tweezers crack the wing casing open. Remove the wings gripping them as close to the base as possible.

Step 2: The Abdomen

With the knife pierce one side of the abdomen and then cut along the both sides. Snip of the portion between the abdomen and the thorax.

Step 3: You’re Done

Insert the micro SD card into the cavity you have created and close the wings. If the wings keep popping back open you could hold the wing casing tightly closed and put a drop of super glue on the line between them.
Leave your dead drop in some appropriate place. It would blend in well on its back near the base of a telephone pole. You could also partly squish the head or thorax to discourage anyone like me who would actually be interested in a dead bug.
I have seen ants dragging away dead beetles. This could be solved by brushing the beetle with hot sauce.

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lhayes11 made it!(author)2012-07-29

Nice, I first thought that it was a USB thumb drive instead of a micro SD. I also probably wouldn't have thought of the hot sauce part.

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codongolev made it!(author)2012-06-18

it would be cool if you added this to a collection of various insects. it would make a really neat data hiding place.

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-19

I hadn't thught of doing that. great Idea.

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mygibzone made it!(author)2012-06-19

Very ingenious! I love it! Hope you win!

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gnach made it!(author)2012-06-18

WHOA! Wash your hands after the hot sauce coating. Or don't pick your nose.

This is a GREAT 'ible, a lot of fun. thanks.

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SelkeyMoonbeam made it!(author)2012-06-15

Awesome. I love the attention to detail- the hot sauce part takes some thinking about!

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-15

Thanks. That suggestion also came from the book. I'll have to post a link.

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jasonsj made it!(author)2012-06-15

Sorry i may have missed reading something coz I cannot actually undestand the use of this Gigabeatle. would anybody help me get it? I mean, is it just for the sake of hiding a flash card in a bug?

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-15

That's pretty much it. It's not that useful if you're not a spy.

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ctalty made it!(author)2012-06-15

Gross!!!! lol So what happens when someone steps on it cause it's a beetle? lol! But I have to say, better than a stuffed rat!!!! Quite intricate design!!!

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mediabeing made it!(author)2012-06-14

And I thought I was...unique. You win!

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thank you

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RedBinary made it!(author)2012-06-14

I truly did not expect that this was an actual beetle based on the thumbnail! GENIUS!

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thanks although I can only take so much credit.

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Pfarmkid made it!(author)2012-06-13

there is nothing weird about guys running around central park picking up dead beetles.


seriously this is a great idea

Pfarmkid

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thank you.

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Lectric+Wizard made it!(author)2012-06-11

This is great !!! Could work as a "bug", with a tiny transmitter instead.
The other night I saw a program about WW2. They were using dead rats stuffed with explosives to blow up boilers. They would leave the rat in coal piles & when the workers would see a dead rat they would shovel it into the boiler to get rid of it & BOOM ...

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thanks. I don't know that much about making small electronics, but I would be pretty impressed if someone was able to make that. I hadn't heard about rats being used however the book I got the idea from showed someone doing that with fake lumps of coal.

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thanks. I don't know that much about making small electronics, but I would be pretty impressed if someone was able to make that. I hadn't heard about rats being used however the book I got the idea from showed someone doing that with fake lumps of coal.

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poofrabbit made it!(author)2012-06-10

Holy cow, brilliant! Are you entering the spy contest? Love it well done!

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DIWesser made it!(author)2012-06-14

Thanks. That was actually my excuse for making it.

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abunda made it!(author)2012-06-14

WAT!?

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